|Wax & Resin Prototype|
|Two Components; fistpack & unfolded ring base|
|Fistpack locks out ring base|
On that last point, I think the brass knuckle pretty much throws out the self defense argument. Let's face it, the time it takes to take off the ring, transform it, and throw down, is premeditated all the way, or you'll find yourself waking up concussed clutching a partially transformed brass knuckle ring.
Though designed for durability and strength, this sculpt is meant to channel the fights we all face, embrace, and/ or displace. We fight, that's what we do instinctively in some unconcious way or boldly and loudly for that which we hold dear. Not all of these methods are physical or violent, but they are all battles we all have endured.
So enough of the back story mumbo jumbo, let's get to the nitty gritty within the ditty! I'm happy with this ring's current phase. I've already adopted four additionaly friction locking mechanisms to hold the ring securely closed not including the ring size itself. The ring sizing will be on the last loop leaving the remaining three oversized.
This accomplishes two important things. First the finger holes will be loose when the ring is transformed into a brass knuckle and worn. Since the pinky is generally smaller on the majority of humans that I've met, the correctly sized ring will align with the pinky or index finger. It's 50/50 on alignment, but alignment with the pinky will ensure a looser fit for smooth placement on and off your hand.
|Brass Knuckle locked straight|
Secondly, the correctly sized ring hole on the last loop will also aid in keeping the ring closed on the finger, redundantly assisting the six other friction locks. It's overkill and perhaps makes it more challenging to transform the ring, but alternatively losing the fistpack portion of the ring would really really really suck!
So what's next!? Well, I'd like cleaner surfacing, the choice colorway, and some demo testing after a casting in the indestructible stuff. And the all important question in many minds; how much? For sexy beast, around the $160 price point. Variations, and one of a kinds will mottle the inventory as these will be a combination of stocked and made to order.
|Xenomorph Brass Knuckle Rings|
I'm really stoked about this platform, as I've already envisioned various forms easily encasing this concept. From a .22 derringer to encased millenium falcon usb drives to Queen Xenomorph, various totem animals from the jaguar to bear, to an ambitious voltron crew of lions and a faberge egg and that's just within my own selfishly entrenched imaginings and ecclectic tastes.
|Deringer, Scarab, Kraken, Predator, more|